Despicable attack on chemist workers car – Duddy

Sinn Féin Councillor Sharon Duddy has condemned those responsible for  stoning a car belonging to a female member of staff from a local chemist making deliveries in the Bogside on Friday night.

The car belonging to the member of staff from H Sweeney’s Chemist in Quayside was attacked in the vicinity of the Lecky Road Flyover.

Councillor Duddy “People in the local community are very angry on hearing the news about this despicable attack. There have been a number of incidents in and around the Flyover over the past few weekends involving fireworks being thrown.

“I have had the misfortune myself to be caught up in one of these attacks with fireworks being thrown at my car. It was a very frightening experience.

“Delivery staff for local chemists play a vital role for patients in getting medication right to their front door. To think anyone would even contemplate stoning passing cars is very worrying. Luckily on this occasion the female member of staff escaped injury but was left badly shaken.

“It’s important to remember it’s a very small minority  involved in this anti community activity and the vast majority of young people from the area don’t take part in this stuff.

“I would appeal for anyone with information on the culprits to bring it forward.